Special Issue


We are pleased to announce that the CSSI 2020 symposium will have a featured journal Special Issue to be published with the Journal of Business Ethics. 

Putting Partnerships in their Place: Moral and Material Processes of Place-based Respect, Repair, and Renewal

Submission Deadline: November 2020

Guest Editors

Dr Annmarie Ryan, University of Limerick , Ireland annmarie.ryan@ul.ie ,
Dr Oana Branzei Ivey Business School, Western University, London, Canada obranzei@ivey.ca

Professor Susi Geiger, University College Dublin, Ireland susi.geiger@ucd.ie
Dr Helen Haugh Judge School of Business, University of Cambridge, UK h.haugh@jbs.cam.ac.uk

Download the PDF for Special Issue call for papers here: 

We welcome academic abstracts and practitioner case studies.

You can submit to the 'open track' or one of 10 Special tracks/panels

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Special Issue editorial team Biographies

Annmarie Ryan, Lecturer in Marketing, Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick, is the Conference Chair for the 2020 Cross-sector Collaboration and Social Interactions (CSSI) Conference. She also convenes two active research groups (Nord and Market Studies). She works extensively on community facing interdisciplinary projects such as the KBS/SAUL 2013 IU project, and the 2014 Health Futures Lab. Dr. Ryan sits on the editorial review board of Industrial Marketing Management, and regularly reviews for Journal of Marketing Management, Marketing Theory, and Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. Dr. Ryan’s research explores patters of displacement in the global refugee discourse and how collective bids for the Europe Capital of Culture mobilize communities and renew the identities of cities.


Oana Branzei is Donald F. Hunter Professor of International Business, Associate Professor of Strategy and Sustainability at Ivey Business School and Faculty Scholar at Western University. She is also the founding director of the global PhD Sustainability Academy, an annual event of the

Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability. Her research interests, at the intersection of business and society recast organizations as agents of positive social change to reveal the pro-social foundations, forms, and functions of organizing. Dr. Branzei leads multiple large-scale research partnerships on social innovation, social enterprise and sustainable eco-systems. Oana is a field editor for the Journal of Business Venturing since 2015. She also serves on the Editorial Review Boards of the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management and the Academy of Management Learning and Education. She regularly publishes in and reviews for JBE. She co-edited the inaugural volume on the “Third Sector”. Dr. Branzei served as leading guest editor on a double special issue of the Journal of Business Venturing on “Enterprise Before and Beyond Benefit” and a forthcoming special issue of the Organization & Environment on “Regenerative Organizing”.


Susi Geiger is the holder of a highly prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant from 2018 to 2023 examining participatory and partnership approaches in pharmaceutical and healthcare markets. Recent publications on this topic have been published in Organization Studies, Research Policy, Business & Society and other outlets. She is also co-editor of the book volume “Concerned Markets”. Dr. Geiger sits on the editorial boards of Marketing Theory, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Business Research, Consumption Markets and Culture, and Valuation Studies. She is a regular reviewer for a range of ABS4/FT50 journals and has in the past edited two special issues for international peer-reviewed journals.

Helen Haugh, Senior Lecturer in Community Enterprise and Research Director, Centre for Social Innovation, Judge School of Business, University of Cambridge. Her research interests embrace social and community entrepreneurship, community development and corporate responsibility with special focus on cross sector partnerships and social impact. She has published in leading management and entrepreneurship journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Discoveries, Journal of Business Venturing and the Journal of Business Ethics. Dr. Haugh is currently leading research projects into re-imagining churches as community assets for the common good, and the historical and institutional influences on community enterprise

Special Issue PDW


On the 26th of June 2020, we will host a special issue panel where the SI editorial team will be joined by thought leaders in the field of organisation studies (specialising in cross-sector partnerships and Place). The aim of the panel is to help frame this innovative field of enquiry and support authors in sharing their contributions before submission to the special issue (November 2020 deadline). The panel session is open to anyone interested in the topic, and will be especially useful to those who are planning, or are developing a paper to submit to our JBE Special Issue (see details above).

To be accepted on the PDW you must submit a full paper via conftool by the 22nd of May. While this is a full paper, it does not need to be a full 8,000 word, but should be more extensive than simply an abstract. These papers will be peer reviewed prior to the conference and will be used as the basis of feedback during the PDW. We advise you use the JBE author guidelines in preparing your manuscript. Please see details here: manuscript presentation link on this page 


Academic Enquiries: CSSI2020@ul.ie

Registration: registrationCSSI2020@ul.ie

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